5th Jun, 2021 10:30 GMT/BST

Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia

Lot 306


~ Jaguar SS100 Post-War Recreation Registration number: unregistered Date of first...

~ Jaguar SS100 Post-War Recreation Registration number: unregistered Date of first registration: VIN number: 510074 Engine number: Z5098 MOT expires: N/A Jaguar Donor vehicle registration GVR 804 with V5C (1946 saloon) and Jaguar 1950 3485cc engine with V5C (2) Current mileage shown: 00005 3485cc Black A fantastic recreation by Duncan Buckley Motors

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. Originally founded by Sir William Lyons in 1922 to build and market his motorcycle sidecars (Swallow Sidecars), by 1930, SS Cars had grown into Britain's premier independent coachbuilder of mass-market automobiles. Debuting at the 1931 Olympia Motor Show, the SS1 Sports Saloon begged comparisons to more expensive alternatives from Bentley and Alvis. Given the company's aspirations to move into sportier realms, there was little surprise when the model line was widened in 1935 to include a two-seat roadster, dubbed the SS 90. Styled by company co-founder William Lyons (later to become Sir William), it featured the sweeping, curvaceous fenders, long front deck, and short rear scuttle that became Jaguar hallmarks. As such, the SS 90 was the first of the company's famous sporting roadsters and the first to advertise the top speed in the model name. The rarity of this marque is such that many homages have been constructed from kit cars to small production bespoke recreations. Occasionally though a tool room example turns up which is so incredibly accurate it's almost impossible to tell the difference between that example and an original pre-war factory model . This example comes under that category. The proportions and attention to detail are so exact this SS 100 has to be one of the finest recreations ever built, using pre-war components and genuine SS 3500cc engine. The car is finished in stunning jet black with contrasting red leather interior. The attention to detail is a credit to the builder. To say this car is concours is almost an understatement. The restoration was carried out by Duncan Buckley Vintage & Classic Car Restoration, and the paintwork by John Hargeaves.


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Auction: Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia, 5th Jun, 2021

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